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CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
department will function under scrutiny by a federal monitor. the city has agreed to surrender some control of the opd. cbs 5 reporter da lin on those who say it will now be harder to fight crime. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil rights attorney john burris says that person is basically the chief of the police chief. >> this is a game changer in many ways, and so it should be felt all the way down to the officers on the street. >> reporter: burris insists the compliance director will not direct officers on how to did is -- on how to
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
last christmas here. in a city where the average home price is well over a million dollars, the it's a place almost anyone can afford but the question is, how much longer will palo alto's buena vista mobile home park remain home to the more than 100 low- income families who live here? >> we want a place to stay. it's been stressful for more than 400 people around this area in buena vista. >> reporter: she has lived in the 1950s trailer for 18 years but she was informed by mail that the property owners are moving ahead with plans to evict the residents including 125 children. the plan is to move out the low income people and build a 180 unit upper income apartment building on the land. >> kids are very sad. they don't know where they're going. they're crying. they think no more home. no more school. no neighbors. no friends. >> too much problem for me and for my kids. >> reporter: the owner of the property declined to comment on his plans. >> we do not want these families and these children to end up homeless any of them. >> reporter: opponents may not be able to stop the plans b
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in burlingame was flooded in rollins
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
to san jose city college. the heightened tensions right now because of what happened in connecticut, and there have been unfortunately a couple of copycat, you know, phone-in threats as well at different campuses around the country and here in the bay area, as well. so obviously nobody taking any chances. again, unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus at san jose city college portion of the campus on lockdown at this hour. other buildings on the campus students are being allowed to leave and you can see emergency vehicles there from our pictures in chopper 5 and again we are following this closely. technology center is being searched and the road is shut down at bascomb and moorpark. no traffic around the campus right now being allowed and we'll keep an eye on it from chopper 5 and on the ground, as well. >>> other news today, bay area mayors and state officials are also entering the gun control debate. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee is in hayward with a look at how mayors around the bay area are making their voices heard in the debate. grace. >> reporter: that's right, ken. t
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
work for our south bay cities where pension contributions are lower and the pay better. the police union says what started as a trickle has become a flood. >> we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers going to be resigning by the end of the month. >> reporter: san jose pd has enjoyed a regional reputation as a good place to work but as word spreads of officer discontents, the pool of potential candidates is getting smaller. >> the pay and compensation packages is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
to find a new place anywhere in the city especially considering he has been under rent control for so long. can't anyone help him relocate? >> if you are homeless and you're a drug addict, perhaps they will help you. but if you like me and paid your rent every day for 40 years and been basically a good guy, there is no help. >> reporter: his landlord is ee investigating davis employing the ellis act, a warning man dade by law that gives renters a heads up that the landlord is planning something different with the property. the ellis act restricts landlords from kick everyone out then raising the rent. >> hey hey, ho ho! [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: activists held a demonstration at 18th and castro this afternoon saying they are highlighting the fact that there's been a sharp increase in ellis act ee visions in recent months. they say some 27 city landlords have informed tenants they are getting evicted. that includes 17 buildings in the mission alone. bad news in the holiday season. >> i would love to have my daughter raised in san francisco. we can't officially afford it if we'r
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
posing two new gun control laws for the city. one that bans hollow point bullets, another that notifies law enforcement when anyone buys 500 rounds or more of any type of ammunition. now marin county is going to do a gun buy-back. the district attorney says they will have it on martin luther king day in mid-january. he says not only are they buying back weapons, but get this parents, they say you can also sell your child's ultraviolet videogames back. clearly, you know, it's really strange, holding that weapon, those machine guns in my hand like that and you can see why they're buoyed by the success but they acknowledge there are still thousands of these firearms still on the streets and new ones being sold every day as well as videogames. >> thank you. >>> san francisco police are already planning another gun buy-back. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us it may be impossible to keep ahead of a huge spike in gun sales. mark. >> reporter: well, juliette, not only is the renewed push to restrict guns coming from washington but there are efforts coming from sacramento and all of it comi
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
volunteers to deliver meals throughout the city but it's also a knock on the door, merry christmas, and, you know, this is the only human contact that some of these people actually get. >> reporter: more than 5000 meals were delivered by 11:00 this morning. >>> so, what did you get from santa? that's the question that cbs 5 reporter jennifer mistro asked today. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: the weather outside was really frightful. but the gift wrap ripping, well, you get the ideaas i went door to door on this coastal town, lots of creatures were stirring. >> hello. >> it was pretty clear santa had been around. >> reporter: what did you get? not every kid's dream gift but santa delivered some really cool stuff this christmas. >> i got a red sleigh and a state board. the skateboard, i got from santa claus. and the hat >> reporter: are you practicing for something, extreme sport perhaps? >> not yet hopefully >> reporter: all ages got into the act. happy? >> very. gorgeous, booths full. >> reporter: he was stoked. even though it looked like his board had been attacked. >> i fell the stairs w
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
asked the city to slap a one-year moratorium on new restaurants between 16th and 24th streets. >> i think they should let the market determine what is here. >> reporter: goes the other side. an apartment owner is definitely on that side. can you have too many restaurants in an area? >> uhm....... the people who eat in the restaurants will determine that. >> reporter: does every neighborhood need a drugstore, barbershop, hardware store? where are you going to get a screwdriver? >> when i want a screwdriver probably go next door to luna park for a good one. >> reporter: when you're in a neighborhood with that many bars and restaurants, the first screwdriver you might think of is a vodka and orange juice not a tool. so will this place someday be a restaurant? that will be up to the san francisco board of supervisors. they have ultimate say. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> a freeze of a different kind going on in the sierra. here's a look at highway 80 at donner lake, cars headed for lake tahoe this holiday weekend. cbs reporter neda iranpour with what you need to know if yo
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
assessments. >> for the long term, city and county officials have been promising a major flood criminal problem since '98. curtis simms wants the project finished yesterday. >> in 1998, we were here. 14 years later, it's about time to do something about it. >> reporter: we're back live. you can see here, the water is back in its banks here. they are not expecting any problems any time soon. as for that long-term project, the mayor of east palo alto tells me they are expecting to start a project within the next few months. allen, that will take years to complete. >> for those seven flooded homes, those folks working tonight with all that necessary their house i guess. >> reporter: yes. they are cleaning up. they are looking to make sure their flood insurance is kicking in. mr. simms was struggling with his insurance. they are saying you don't have it. >> not what they should have to do on christmas eve. >> reporter: exactly. >> thanks, joe. >>> the rain is also to blame for this massive sink hole south of highway 116. a drainage pipe caused the pavement to collapse there. crews brought i
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
to look at. >> what we need to do as the city's leaders is get more support. need to build up to an operational number to provide the support our officers need to do their jobs properly and to keep our citizens safe. >> reporter: joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> oakland police are trying a new tactic to get guns off the streets. they want to buy them from you. the department is holding an anonymous buyback event this saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at saint benedict's church and people can get cash for up to three guns. >> each gun will be given a cash reward of $200 apiece up to $600 in total. and we will receive those guns with no questions asked. >> there are some requirements however. the weapons have to be in working condition and you do need to bring in proof that you live in oakland. but police stress the program is completely anonymous and your information will not be recorded. >>> travelers and shoppers need to be extra careful on public transportation during the holidays and bart police say they want to help. ken bastida is at the west oakland bart station where police unveiled the
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
. the victims were found bound, gagged and beaten on a city street. one later died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us they knew their attackers well. >> reporter: yes, they did, liz. four women and one man were picked up early this morning at a house in hercules. now, police believe that the suspects did dump their two victims here in this visitacion valley neighborhood and they call this case so bizarre, it could only happen in the movies. now, the man and the women were beat n up and tied up. one of them was shot, left on the street early sunday evening. information police said led them to the five suspects who had been in hercules at the time. they are a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man both of them charged with murder. the three other suspects, a 19- year-old, 22-year-old and 24- year-old women from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims did know their suspects. >> it was established that there was an expensive relationship between the victims -- extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in thi
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> what's the city going to do to make sure all the rest of the trees don't fall down to make sure everybody else is safe? >> reporter: nobody in this incident was hurt. but one neighbor told me i guess it goes to show, you can't park anywhere in the city. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and you can track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> this is beyond shocking. >> a deadly home invasion in an unscale bay area community. why the weather is making the murder investigation a race against time. >> first anthem blue cross. tonight the other proposed rate hikes for hundreds of thousands of california's healthcare customers. >> two to four inches of rain have fallen here at the farm over the past 24 hours. and we still have light rain falling. but it is certainly not dampening the spirits of over 50,000 people who turned out to this important football game. good evening, i'm roberta gonzales with mobile weather as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. ,, ,, well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the r
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
street in daly city. they are presumed still to be in southern california dealing with the aftermath of this horrible crash. the family was in southern california in pasadena on christmas day visiting relatives. as they were riding in a minivan police were chasing a suspect in an suv through the streets. the chase went a mile and less than a minute then the suspect vehicle failed to stop for a red light and smashed into the minivan. two cousins were killed including an 11-year-old in daly city. three others were badly hurt. [ crying ] >> the dad and the boy always traveled together and see them together all the time. the father was always the one taking them to school... [ crying ] >> i would see them back and forth coming from sports and... [ crying ] >> reporter: kendrick's neighbor rita is heartbroken at the news. she identified him from this facebook picture. she says the boy was always involved with sports and school and his father was devoted to his children. >> i feel for them. the dad was really nice. so dedicated to his family. you could see that they loved each other a lot.
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
bay area cities to get the work done. last year, bay keeper tracked three storm-related sewage spills that totaled more than 150 million gallons. >> there's not supposed to be rainwater in the sewage pipes. they are so broken up from earthquakes, from roots, from time. when get that done, the rainwater will stay out and we won't have any other big wet weather sewage overflows. >> reporter: it is a priority for the public. >> we need to take care of things that have to be taken care of. >> reporter: they are working with some of the cities to fix the bad pipes a job that's just beginning. >> he fix part of the pipes in some community -- we fix part of pipes in some communities, and they fix othe parts. >> reporter: it could take 20 to 30 years to complete the work so that we can be assured that no sewage leaks into the bay. it's going to take a long time. baykeeper says it will continue to monitor the situation and say the steps have to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before that happens. thanks, linda yee. >>> ann notarangelo is in lafayette. have some homeowne
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
bratton do for the city of oakland? here's her story. >> reporter: he's riding into oakland with his legendary reputation of being the country's toughest crime fighter. every year, bill bratton was the chief of los angeles police, violent crime was reduced. his changes started with the officers in his own department. >> some saturday nights there were no gang units work in the city. that's going to end. >> reporter: bratton put his sights on the most crime-ridden areas of the city flooding them with hundreds of officers and conducted regular street sweeps. oakland wants him to build an anticrime road map here. >> he is going to have free rein. >> reporter: city leaders admit crime south of control. within hours of yesterday's announcement, three more people were killed. city leaders admit crime is out of chrome. oakland is still working to hire a court ordered director to oversee the police department. its troubles date back to the riders scandal. four officers were accused of planting evidence and making false arrests. some question the need for another high-priced consultant. >
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
behind the wheel of a car that plowed into a group of people enjoying the city lights from twin peaks went before a judge today. turns out the woman wanted to be a cop. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us now she faces a long prison sentence. >> reporter: the suspect gina eunice is locked up tonight. she appeared briefly in court at the hall of justice this afternoon. she did not enter a plea. a judge set her bail amount at $2 million citing public safety for that high amount. instead of up holing the law, gina eunice seen here in an orange jumpsuit found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> studying criminal justice hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: her attorney says eunice was about to graduate from college. the san francisco district attorney charged the 23-year- old woman with driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter. those are just some of the six charges she is facing after police say she drive her car into a group of people last week. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the injury knocked the th
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
opportunity to our youth in the city. >> meanwhile, muni service was back to normal today after a trolley car hit a woman in a wheelchair last night leaving her with life-threatening injuries. and a blown transformer stopped muni metro for much of last night. >>> well, the san francisco board of supervisors gave final approval today to the city's new ban on public nudity. well, that prompted several protestors to strip naked again in the board chambers. they were covered in blankets and escorted out as behalf. backers of the bans say it strikes a ban between nudist and those who don't want to see so much of you. but opponents say what you want to see and don't see, it's up to you. >> if you don't want to see someone, turn way. there's nothing stopping you from turning away. why should you be able to control whether someone is showing their body in public? >> the ban takes effect in february. first time offenders face a $100 fine. multiple violation could carry jail time. >>> well, it will soon be a lot tougher to be a smoker in a city in sonoma county. petaluma lead yours unanimously pass
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> the city wants to please the citizens but has to work with the bcdc. they are asking for further review before anything is done. one big question has been raised. what contaminants, if any, are in the mud underneath these wrecks. authorities say until that question has been answered, these wrecks aren't going anywhere. don ford, cbs 5. >>> brian, not much to dispute abouted to's weather. pretty clear and gorgeous today. >> reporter: did you feel the warmth? >> i did. >> reporter: did you feel the warmth? >> it was awesome. >> we set records today. >> reporter: we did. only takes a reading of 68 degrees and santa rosa gets a record. things are going to change by tomorrow and w. things will really cool double look how pretty that is. concord 53. san francisco has 58 degrees. we are about 10 degrees above average for this time of year in the bay area. tomorrow we will get back down to where we belong as i think the beetles once said. we are look for numbers only in the upper 50s. elizabeth will have your latest traffic on the morning show. rain returns late tomorrow night i. will be
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